Arts and Crafts

Why Art

Art is a fantastic tool for personal development and general wellbeing

Art can really help us to improve the quality of our inner life – and there is a scientific reason for that!

Until recently, it was believed that the human brain was “fixed” by adulthood. In other words, that its 100+ billion neural cells could not generate new ones. Scientists thought that we were not able to challenge old habits and develop new ones.

Today however, it has been scientifically proven that it is possible for the brain to generate fresh cells and has the ability to create new neural pathways. This means that we are able to create new habits and to challenge our old ways of thinking.

When we learn a new skill, we create a new neural pathway. Because it keeps our minds constantly active, Art is a fantastic tool to help us develop new pathways. In creative settings, we always encounter problems but there is always a solution to be found. By making art we develop our problem-solving skills, and we can bring these into our everyday life too.

Creativity helps us to find solutions and it challenges our thought patterns by expanding our mental boundaries. It helps us to create a new perspective and open up to the world of possibilities.

Watercolors

"Art is communication; it allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other via images, sounds and stories. Art is often a vehicle for social change"